A new study has found that people with protected characteristics are at greater risk of being charged more for essential services. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep-rooted inequalities in British society. But while the crisis has shone a light on the the disproportionate health inequalities facing BAME communities, the financial cost […]
The Maya Centre — Where Talk Enables Change
A community-based charity providing a free counselling service in Islington for women who have experienced mental health issues which may stem from trauma including domestic violence, physical abuse or sexual abuse in childhood, war and conflict as well as harmful practices.
Supporting women since 1984
Established in 1984, the Maya Centre works with women in Islington and the surrounding boroughs who find it difficult to access the kind of long-term counselling and support they need.
They may be homeless, fleeing a violent partner or at risk of neglecting or harming their children. Often their distress has its roots in the past. Our talking therapy can help women to come to terms with what has happened to them and break out of the cycle of abuse and social and economic disadvantage.
Hours per week: 28 hours (4 days per week)Salary: £36-£38,000 pro rata + 3% pensionAnnual leave: 30 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rataLocation: The Maya Centre, Unit 8, 9-15 Elthorne Rd, London N19 4AJ (based at home during Covid-19 only) Reports to: Chief Executive Officer Job Description The Maya Centre is a unique women-only charity […]
London’s public health chief Professor Kevin Fenton has called for landmark reforms to support BAME communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. One year after coronavirus first arrived in the UK and the World Health Organisation warned of a “public health emergency of international concern”, and Covid-19 has proved to be the greatest public health challenge in […]
The Maya Centre is committed to providing free counselling for women without access to mainstream therapy options. As a small charity we appreciate your help, whether it’s by donating, volunteering at our offices, or holding an event. We are most grateful to those local people and organisations who generously support our charity, enabling us to give a lifeline to some of the most disadvantaged women in London. How to donate »
“ I was able to talk without judgement, my therapist helped me to recognise my feelings and identify with past issues that were impacting my current behaviour in a negative way. ”
“ I feel safe here, I feel listened to, I feel understood, I feel like I’m working on myself and progressing in my life, I’m really grateful for all that. ”